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‘Communities Of Interest’ Are In The Eye Of The Beholder

Between the Republican Presidential Primary debates last week and national celebrations commemorating Veterans Day, few noticed the landmark court decision made by Denver District Court Judge Robert Hyatt late last week regarding Colorado’s Congressional districts, blogger Dominic Dezzutti writes.


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Inmate Pleads Insanity To Escape, Hostage-Taking

An inmate who escaped from a maximum-security Colorado prison has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to kidnapping and other charges after he allegedly held a woman hostage before surrendering.


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Trains Rerouted Through Colorado Because Of Flooding In Nebraska

Coal trains are being rerouted from Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska through Colorado because of flooding.


A fire burning at a scrap yard near Sterling Thursday afternoon. (credit: Logan County Office of Emergency Management)

Smoke From Scrap Yard Fire Billows Over Eastern Plains

A large fire at a scrap yard near Sterling put out a lot of smoke Thursday afternoon at about 1:30 p.m. The fire has forced a subdivision to evacuate as a precaution.


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Logan County Rancher Sentenced For Animal Cruelty

A Logan County rancher convicted of animal cruelty after dozens of cattle carcasses were found on his property last year has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.


Water Proposal Easily Wins Backing In Colorado House

A bill to enhance the power of the Colorado officials in ranchers’ water disputes with gas and oil companies has won initial backing in the House.


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Death Of Colorado Inmate Investigated As Homicide

State officials say an inmate was killed at a prison in Sterling, and the death is being investigated as a homicide.


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Rising Water Causes Nightmare For Sterling Families

It’s been a bone dry start to winter on Colorado’s Eastern Plains, but some homeowners are having to bail out their basements near Sterling.